I have a few favorite photographers whose work I feature again and again, but I also absolutely love sharing new talented photographers with you (well, they’re new to me, anyway). Wentzu Chang is one of those photographers, and she got in touch with me about featuring the wedding of her friends, Jenny and Kyle – and how could I say no! The couple wanted an outdoor setting where all of their guests would feel comfortable, so they chose the Temescal Canyon Gateway Park in the Santa Monica mountains for their charming DIY wedding.

Jenny wore the same ballet slippers that her mother wore on her wedding day.

The couple grew amaranth and zinnias from seed for boutonnieres and bouquets. Centerpieces were herbs from the Hollywood farmer’s market, planted in containers that Kyle made out of wood recycled from and old fence at Jenny’s parents’ home.

Jenny and Kyle wrote their vows and ceremony, and a friend officiated.

Large Marge Sustainables created a delicious vegetarian menu. The couple provided their own alcohol.

Instead of purchasing a wedding cake, the couple challenged their guests to a bake-off. Several guests filled the dessert table with cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.

Venue: Temescal Gateway Park

Bride’s dress: LoriMarsha

Groom’s fair trade hemp suit: Rawganique

Flowers: DIY

Catering: Large Marge Sustainables

Congratulations Jenny and Kyle! And thank you to Wentzu Chang for sending over your beautiful photos – I hope you’ll be back on Snippet & Ink soon!

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  1. Album Boutique Team

    Oh, I love Jenny's hair! And the ballet slippers. And the backdrop! So beautiful and quaint. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Alison Ellis

    I love the idea of a bake-off to fill the dessert table! Absolutely lovely details and a beautiful couple!

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  3. lane dittoe

    very simple and beautiful. thanks

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  4. SaraElizabeth

    How adorable!

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  5. forget.me.knot.weddings

    so sweet and simple!

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  6. dognbird

    I can't express how much this inspires me for my own wedding. Thank you for all you do!

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  7. Mouse

    That dress is absolutely stunning. It looks so handmade and unique!

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  8. ever ours

    love the ballet shoes. so fantastic to bring back the something old/something borrowed tradition.

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  9. tinypaperheart

    i am loving everything about this wedding. and her ballet shoes (that her mom also wore) are especially killing me. too sweet. :)

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  10. Rebecca Ellison

    Beautiful images! And I love all the DIY bits that made it more personal

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  11. millionaire

    thank you for your work

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  12. Luxury Weddings

    Wow! What a beautiful outdoor wedding. We don't really get the chance to see many in the UK, so keep up the good work!

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  13. Jolette

    Wow, these are really beautiful pictures, and I hope we'll see some more of Wentzu's work! Love the eyes-closed picture of the couple. Growing the flowers themselves – what a great idea.

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  14. The Professional Bridesmaid

    Love the fact she wore the same ballet slippers as her mom did!

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  15. Ashley

    Do you think you can find out where that headband (hairpiece) she is wearing – is from?thanks so much!

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  16. {The Perfect Palette}

    pretty bride.

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  17. Amberdawn

    I love that ivy covered building that housed the reception. So quaint.

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  18. Evita

    Beautiful and filled with so much charm and sentiment.Cheers!

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  19. Miss D

    Lovely wedding, simple, elegant and very special!Congrats for the blog!I follow it all the way from SpainMiss Dhttp://missluckybride.blogspot.com/

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